Godwin

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Etymology[edit]

The second meaning is named after Michael Wayne Godwin (born 1956), American attorney and author.

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Godwin

  1. A patronymic surname based on a medieval given name.

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Noun[edit]

Godwin (plural Godwins)

  1. (informal) An inappropriate mention of the Nazis or Adolf Hitler in a discussion.
    • John Timmer (2008-09-25), “A biologist reviews an evolution textbook from the ID camp”, in arstechnica.com[1]: “Presumably, because the institute producing the book promotes the idea that evolution isn't science, but an ideology, one that their fellows have pulled a Godwin on and attempted to tie to Nazism.”

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